Honors Physics
First Semester
Honors Physics
Kinematics
Circular Motion
Kinematics
v = constant velocity
v
f
= final velocity
v
i
= initial velocity
x = displacement
t = time
a = constant acceleration
g = acceleration of gravity
θ
= angle (degr
ee)
F = force
M = mass
F
f
= friction force
F
N
= normal force
= coefficient of friction
d = overall displacement
W = work
KE = kinetic energy
PE = potential energy
h = height above zero
P = power
p = momentum
Circular
Motion
r = distance from center
v
t
= tangential velocity
T = period
a
c
=
centripetal
acceleration
F
c
= centripetal force
G = Universal Gravitational Constant
G = (6.673
×
10
–
11
N
m
2
/kg
2
)
Fluid Mechanics
ρ
= density
V = volume of fluid
F
B
= buoyant force
P = pressure
A = area
P
o
= pressure
above fluid
o
F = degree Fahrenheit
o
C = degree Celsius
K = Kelvin temperature
h = height of fluid above
v = velocity of
fluid
T = temperature
n = number of moles of a gas
N = number of particles of a gas
R = Gas Constant
8.31 J/mol
Κ
K = Boltzmann’s C
onstant
1.38 x 10

23
J/K
Heat
Q = heat
C
p
= specific heat
ΔT = change in temperature
L
f
= latent heat of fusion
L
v
= latent heat of vaporization
Fluid Mechanics
Heat
Honors Physics
Second
Semester
Honors Physics
Simple Harm
onic Motion
and Waves
Simple Harmonic Motion and Waves
k=spring constant
f=frequency
T=period
λ
=wavelength
Light and Optics
c=3.00x10
8
m/s (speed of light)
f=
focal length
p=object distance
q=image distance
M
=magnification
h'=height of image
h=height of object
n=index of refraction
d=distance between slits
m=order # for interference eq
Electricity
q = charge
N = number of particles
e = elementary charge
(1.60x10

19
C)
F
E
= electric force
k
C
= columb’s constant
(8.99x10
9
N
m
C
)
E = electric field
I = current
t = time
V =
potential
difference
v
=
velocity
R = resistance
R
eq
=Equilivent Resistance
P = Power
Subatomic Physics
E
0
= rest energy
E
bind
= binding energy
∆m = mass defec
t
u = atomic mass unit
N = number of unstable nuceli
Δ
N = num
ber of decayed nuclei
λ
= decay constant
T
1/2
= Half

Life
n = number of half

lifes
1 u=1.660502 x 10

27
kg
Or
1 u
converted to energy
=931
MeV
1 Ci=3.7 x 10
10
Bq
Light and Optics
Electricity
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Ne
F
E
k
C
q
1
q
2
r
2
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F
q
o
k
C
q
r
2
I
q
t
V
IR
P
IV
I
2
R
V
2
R
R
eq
−
s
R
1
R
2
R
3
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R
eq
−
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1
R
1
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R
2
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R
3
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Subatomic Physics
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